Grandma Got Tattooed For Her Birthday: Part Two

  • And she wants to get more tattoos, too.

Did you catch the first part of Grandma Got Tattooed For Her Birthday: Part One? Here’s the rest of the details.

So it was the time for her tat, and she did it family style. Dede went to the tattoo parlor with her family in tow, ready for her new forearm tat.


“When I got in my chair, Brandy sat on the end and held my hand for support,” Dede recalled to GMA. “I just gritted my teeth, turned my head and let it go. She said I did amazing.”

When Dede’s design was about done, her tattoo artist suggested a break due to some bruising, and that was when her family decided to go under the needle.

“There were four generations getting a tattoo with her. My two sons — her great-grandsons — got their very first tattoo with her,” O’Reilly explained to Fox News. “My mother, myself, my wife and my two daughters-inlaw got tattoos, as well. My 10-year-old even participated and had a Sharpie tattoo drawn on his arm, so he could be a part of Granny’s big day.”

How cool is that, and what memories!

The design was a meaningful one to the whole family, combining a music note, connected to a fishing hook, a cancer ribbon, a peace sign and a heart.

“The music note was all-encompassing for our whole family,” Dede told Fox News. “We’re all a bit musically inclined. Starting with my mother who wrote music, and she sang a lot. And I’ve just been that way my whole life. I just love to sing and dance.”

The fishing hook was an a mode to O’Reilly’s father, who unexpectedly died from a heart attack in July. And the cancer ribbon for  O’Reilly’s mother-in-law, who died from cancer in 2019,, according to O’Reilly.

She also said the small heart symbolizes all their loved ones, and the peace sign represents the family’s “peace of mind, knowing we will always have each other.”

“It’s just very meaningful to all of us,” O’Reilly, who showed off the family tats on TikTok, told WANE.

Dede admitted the process is painful but that she looks forward to returning to the tattoo parlor to finish off the rest of her design. She’s also excited at the thought of getting more tattoos in the future.

“I told [O’Reilly] I’d get another one on my 83rd birthday. What do you think about that?” she quipped to GMA. “People think I’m done now. I think I’m just beginning.”

“I never in my wildest dreams could have imagined that this would occur,” Dede added to Fox News.

Well, there you have it. If you don’t have any tattoos yet, Dede is proof that you can start whenever you want to.

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